Where do I start? When I decided to get engaged I did all the research online you can do and found out all the same stuff about the 4 C's. I also went to look in a few stores with my "now wife" so I got a good idea what she was looking for so I would not mess it up at the big moment. It was only from my friends stern recommendation that I went to see Bud before I bought the ring and I am so glad I did. The level of personable service and time he takes to take you through the process of buying an engagement ring is like no other. He makes it so special and really helps you understand what you are buying. In the end I actually ended up giving the wife a dummy ring (that Bud lent me) and let her choose her own diamond and design, she loved it! Bud respected my budget, he found the diamond of my wife’s dreams and helped design the bespoke metal work my wife wanted using his extensive selection. My wife got everything she wanted, I felt so engaged and I understood what I was buying. Best of all, the ring was valued (for insurance purposes) at more than I paid for it. All GIA certified. Needless to say we both returned for our wedding rings which were completely awesome. You will get service and advice like no other with Bud, at no extra cost. I will use him again and again and recommend him to everyone. Do your homework, shop around but before you buy make any purchase ensure you speak to Bud.